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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Three Shot Outside Liquor Store: Police, Court and Fire Roundup

Three Shot Outside Liquor Store: Police, Court and Fire Roundup

The top police, fire and court stories from our Twin Cities Patch sites include a woman who died after a crash on an icy road.
Police Close Part of Mainstreet During Weapons Arrest

Police Close Part of Mainstreet During Weapons Arrest

Officers used a ‘gas irritant’ to arrest a 32-year-old man suspected of a felony-level assault with a weapon.
Hopkins Man Among Those Shot in Hudson Sunday

Hopkins Man Among Those Shot in Hudson Sunday

Fartun Ibrahim Aidid remains hospitalized
Woman Punches, Knees Pregnant Woman’s Stomach, Police Say: Crime Roundup

Woman Punches, Knees Pregnant Woman’s Stomach, Police Say: Crime Roundup

The top police, fire and court stories from our Twin Cities Patch sites include a business license suspension after employee takes cash from officer for “massage.”
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Firefighters Battle Garage Blaze in Extremely Cold Temperatures: Fire Roundup

Firefighters Battle Garage Blaze in Extremely Cold Temperatures: Fire Roundup

The fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a grocery store that had to discard food contaminated by smoke.
College Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Teenager: Police and Court Roundup

College Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Teenager: Police and Court Roundup

The top police and court stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a car plunging off an overpass and onto a frozen pond.
Hennepin Co. Attorney: 'Be Smart When Using Smart Phones, Electronics'

Hennepin Co. Attorney: 'Be Smart When Using Smart Phones, Electronics'

Recently there have been a string of robberies of electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets and computers in the Metro Area.
Man Dies in Rollover Crash, But Passenger Not Injured: Crime Roundup

Man Dies in Rollover Crash, But Passenger Not Injured: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a woman who slashed another woman’s face with a butcher knife.
19 of the Strangest Minnesota Crimes of 2013

19 of the Strangest Minnesota Crimes of 2013

With sex toys, racing pigeons, naked burglaries and more, the past year had some crazy moments.
Coach Cleared and Police Search for Naked Intruder: Crime Roundup

Coach Cleared and Police Search for Naked Intruder: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a Level III sex offender moving to a Twin Cities suburb.
Hennepin County Has Tips for Avoiding Target Fiasco, I.D. Theft

Hennepin County Has Tips for Avoiding Target Fiasco, I.D. Theft

A security breach at Target has impacted literally millions of credit card users. What can consumers do to protect themselves?
Catholic Defense League: MPR is ‘Hypocritical,’ Withholding Sex Abuse Details

Catholic Defense League: MPR is ‘Hypocritical,’ Withholding Sex Abuse Details

With the church under fire, the league fired back that MPR is delaying the release of information in order to benefit its editorial schedule.
Abandoned Box Shuts Down MSP Airport’s Terminal 2

Abandoned Box Shuts Down MSP Airport’s Terminal 2

The box was not a bomb, but operations came to a halt for two hours.
Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife, Unborn Child: Crime Roundup

Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife, Unborn Child: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a man found dead in a car pulled from a burning garage, priest misconduct and a stabbing threat.
‘Catholic Church is a Total Mess’: Residents Angry Over Latest Accusations

‘Catholic Church is a Total Mess’: Residents Angry Over Latest Accusations

While some are waiting to see how the investigations play out, others are frustrated with a church embroiled in controversy over clergy sex abuse accusations.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Deputies Say Woman Accused Her Mother of Being Satan, Choked Her: Crime Roundup

Deputies Say Woman Accused Her Mother of Being Satan, Choked Her: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a woman shot in an apartment, a couple who left a baby in a car and a kidnapping.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
Small Number of Accused Priests Have Far-Flung Influence

Small Number of Accused Priests Have Far-Flung Influence

Only 30 clerics were on last week’s list of accused priests, but an animated Patch map and interactive timeline illustrate the scope of their time in the ministry.